By: Morgan Foster
I’m sure everyone has noticed that Manassas Park is undergoing a LOT of construction. But for now, let’s chat about it. I think the first major reconstruction in Manassas Park was when they demolished all the trees to make our City Center. However the city center is not thriving because, businesses haven’t set up shop and residents aren’t moving in. Now, the city is blowing up the natural rock wall that was pretty in the winter time when the water would freeze over top of it and then melt, making a waterfall. Animals are losing their homes and the residents losing their sight of nature. It’s beginning to feel cramped. Plus, all these buildings should attract more people and that means more students. Do you think your class sizes are too big as it is?
Yet, many would argue that Manassas Park needed some renovations. The extremely new (yet unused) City Center shows possible homeowners how interested we are in beautifying our fair city. Plus the money could help get new things for us students, such as that sidewalk that we’ve been waiting for! We could also have businesses such as Starbucks that the city could put taxes on. This would give MPCS more money too.
The location of the buildings is perfect! We have an amazing location, close to transportation and DC yet having a hint of the suburbia. So why is no-one moving into these apartments, town homes and taking advantage of these business opportunity? What’s the downside to living in Manassas Park? What are your thoughts on all of these changes? Check out the poll below to voice your opinion!